Digital Main Street: Digital Transformation Grant 2021

The Digital Main Street Ontario Grants Program (OGP) is focused on assisting brick-and-mortar small businesses with their adoption of technologies. The Digital Transformation Grant (DTG) is an opportunity available to enable this digital transformation process. Through a partnership with the Province of Ontario, FedDev Ontario, and the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas, and administered by the Ontario BIA Association (OBIAA), the DTG program will provide funding for training, advisory support, and grants to small businesses looking to increase their capacity through digital transformation.

Eligible businesses:

Must be a business that:

  • has a permanent brick and mortar establishment in Ontario
  • is employing 1-50 employees
  • has not received DTG previously
  • is paying commercial property tax (commercially addressed), either directly or through commercial rent
  • is a registered business in Ontario and/or is incorporated
  • is open for business/operating at the time of application
  • is open to the general public for walk-in and onsite purchases of goods and services – not solely a wholesaler or manufacturer
  • is not a business supplying digital services to other businesses
  • is not a franchise, including those individually owned and operated
  • is not a not-for-profit or charitable organization
  • is not renting office space on a temporary basis (month-to-month)
  • is not in a shared workspace such as a hot-desk or dedicated desk
  • is not a purely online business
  • is not a home-based business

Owned by:

  • an Ontario resident operating a business in Ontario
  • an individual of 18 years of age or older at the time of application
  • a Canadian citizen or permanent resident

Has completed the application process, which includes:

  • the Digital Main Street Assessment
  • the online training
  • developing a Digital Transformation Plan

Learn more and apply HERE.

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